Kansas City's Guadalupe Centers: 100 Years of Service Documentary Premiere

Date of Event: 
Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Helzberg Auditorium
Immigrant Services

For the past 7 years, local production company, Tico Productions LLC, has documented the histories, challenges, and strength of Kansas City's Guadalupe Centers in anticipation of their 100 year anniversary in 2019. Marked by the June opening of the centennial exhibit on display at the Kansas City Public Library's Central Branch, this 45-minute documentary compliments the celebratory year in 5 chapters. The film features major historical movements in history like the Mexican American War, Flood of 1951, & Civil Rights Era, all framed locally through the lens of Guadalupe Center's services and programs. Learn how the Center has risen & evolved across 10 decades to meet the needs of Kansas City's Latino communities and beyond. The documentary features over 40 interviews with Westside residents, Center Staff, International diplomats, and some of today's most influential leaders in Kansas City's community, many of whom, had their start at Guadalupe Center.


At the premiere, take an exclusive look with the creative team at Tico Productions, on their approach to production & editing of over 100 years of public memory into 45-minutes! In partnership with Guadalupe Centers, UMKC Department of Latinx & Latin American Studies, Tico Productions, LLC, KC Hispanic News, and the entire 100 Year Anniversary committee, we invite you to witness the premiere of this important encapsulation of Guadalupe Center's 100 Years of Service.